Estimated expenditure in 2013-14 across the Pacific region is $1,125.9 million. Individual country funding is available on each country homepage.
Our estimated funding for 2012-13 is $1,104.0 million.
Estimated ODA by strategic goal in 2012–2013
*2012-13 Estimated Outcome ODA funding breakdown and graphs will be updated from 15 May 2013.
Australian aid is building a stronger region, and is reaching those who need it most.
Australia provides half of all global Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Pacific island countries. This amounts to $1.12 billion in 2012–13, and represents almost 22 per cent of total Australian ODA.
Australia is also investing an additional $384.5 million over four years to overcome poverty and build stability in the Pacific.
This new funding will improve health and higher education, and strengthen economic management and the delivery of basic services. It will also help governments and communities across the Pacific plan for and deal with the impacts of climate change.
Australian aid is making a difference. Our support for education and skills development enables more children to attend and complete primary school, improves learning outcomes, particularly in literacy and numeracy in the early grades, and improves the employability of young people.
AusAID is improving the delivery of services in the key area of health, and is working with countries to improve climate change outcomes and prepare for disasters.
Australian aid underpins economic growth, strengthens the work of government and helps build strong and sustainable communities.
Australia also works closely with its Pacific partners to advance gender equality. Australia also works closely with its Pacific partners to advance gender equality. In August 2012 the Prime Minister announced the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development initiative; a ten year $320 million program to improve opportunities for political, economic and social advancement of Pacific women. In addition to this initiative, the aid program supports improving women’s access to education and health services, ending violence against women, and creating economic and leadership opportunities for women.
The majority of Australia's assistance is delivered through bilateral programs. Priority areas for assistance are agreed with each government within a Partnership for Development.
Australia is also the major donor to regional organisations which address region-wide challenges. Non-Government Organisations remain important partners, including at the grass-roots level.
The region faces significant challenges, but progress is being made.
Many children are healthier and better educated. Economies are gaining resilience. The role of women in nation-building is increasingly recognised and supported. Better aid coordination is reducing waste and duplication and making a difference across the Pacific. In 2011:
- 166,274 more children were enrolled in school, including 76,627 girls (46 per cent)
- 16,715 additional births were attended by a skilled birth attendant
- 164,755 children were vaccinated against measles
- 7,870 people have increased access to safe water
- 3,448 kilometres of road were constructed or maintained
- 3,258 police and other law and order officials were trained
- 10,280 women survivors of violence received counselling services.
Outcomes of the Pacific Islands Forum